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    American troops advancing through towns and countryside.

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    Various shots of the American infantry on field, line of tanks in front of them. Several dead cows around. Various shots of the American solders taking German prisoners, advancing across the field and over the hill. Men walking across the field, tanks in front.

    Various shots of the tanks and infantry advancing along country road, cut back to field. Men digging trenches and getting into positions. More shots of the convoy of tanks and armoured cars moving along country road. Various shots of the infantry and tanks on field under fire, dead cows around them. Smoke and fire seen in distance, burning houses.

    Various shots of the smoke over distant village, farmhouse in foreground. Various shots of the American infantry men walking through village, some take cover. Men unloading ammunition and supplies and carrying boxes towards a building.

    Various shots of heavily bombed village, destroyed houses and debris. Several shots of the soldiers walking through rubble. American soldier holding a picture of Hitler in front of him, he removes the picture and smiles to camera. Another soldier playing violin, standing next to him.

    Various shots of the town with smoke rising over, distant explosions - town is shelled. Several shots of the German prisoners walking towards camera. American troops walking through heavily bombed town. Destroyed bridge, debris, bomb site, shelled houses by the river etc.

    Various landscape shots of the countryside with distant explosions and smoke rising in the air. More shots of the American soldiers walking through heavily bombed town - some shots of the street fight and rounding prisoners. More shots of the distant shelling of unknown town and American troops in the town streets.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:28:00 / 01:19:50:00
    UN 974 B

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    The footage seen here is the work of at least three separate cameraman.

    The material from 07:03 to 10:10 is shot by Walter Snowden of the 166th Signal Photo Company, and shows the movements of the 95th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army.

    The footage from 10:13 to 12:10 is shot by a cameraman named as "Brill", again of the 166th Signal Photo Company.

    The material from 12:11 onwards is shot by a man whose name looks to be "Raia", (but it could be different), again of the 166th Signal Photo Company.

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  2. jamied says

    I can now confirm the name of the cameraman I mentioned above as John Raia.

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